Racine named the third worst city in the United States for black residents


It’s not the kind of list any city wants to appear on, but Racine recently had the distinction of being named the third worst city in the United States for black residents.

The ranking, from online news site 24/7 Wall St., was published a few days ago in USA Today.

“We’re movin’ on up. Not to the eastside, or the westside,” said community activist Alfonso Gardner in remarks to the City of Racine Common Council Tuesday evening. “But African-Americans are movin’ up to the poor side of town. Instead of being no. 4, now we’re no. 3 for the worst place for African-Americans to live.”

Gardner added: “I have some ideas I think we should take a look at.”

He suggested a broad community-wide meeting to address the multiple issues the city’s ranking reveals on the list. “We…

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